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optional art here, if available GCN OCTOBER 2014 • GCN.COM 3 OCTOBER 2014 Inside GCN (ISSN 0738-4300) is published 11 times a year, monthly except Dec by 1105 Media, Inc., 9201 Oakdale Avenue, Ste. 101, Chatsworth, CA 91311. Periodicals postage paid at Chatsworth, CA 91311-9998, and at additional mailing offices. Complimentary subscriptions are sent to qualifying subscribers. Annual subscription rates payable in U.S. funds for non-qualified subscribers are: U.S. $125.00, International $165.00. Subscription inquiries, back issue requests, and address changes: Mail to: GCN, P.O . Box 2166, Skokie, IL 60076-7866, call (866) 293-3194, outside U.S. (847) 763-9560; fax (847) 763-9564 or email GCNmag@1105service.com. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to GCN, P.O . Box 2166, Skokie, IL 60076-7866. Canada Publications Mail Agreement No: 40612608. Return Undeliverable Canadian Addresses to Circulation Dept. or XPO Returns: P.O . Box 201, Richmond Hill, ON L4B 4R5, Canada. HOW TO REACH THE STAFF You can reach staff members of 1105 Government Information Group. A list of staff members can be found online at www.gcn.com. Go to Contact GCN and click on GCN Editors, Writers, Staff and Beats. E-MAIL: To e-mail staff members, please use the naming convention of first initial followed by their last name @1105media.com. So John Smith would be email@example.com. PHONE OR FAX: The switchboard is open weekdays 8:30 a.m . to 5:30 p.m . Eastern time. After 5:30 p.m. you will be directed to individual extensions. VIENNA OFFICE: (703) 876-5100; Fax (703) 876-5059. 8609 Westwood Center Drive, Suite 500, Vienna, VA 22182-2215. CORPORATE OFFICE: (weekdays, 8:30 a.m . – 5:30 p.m. PT) Telephone 818-814-5200; Fax 818-734-1522 9201 Oakdale Avenue, Suite 101, Chatsworth, CA 91311 REPRINTS: For all editorial and advertising reprints of 100 copies or more,and digital (Web-based) reprints, contact PARS International, Phone (212) 221-9195, E-mail: 1105reprints@ parsintl.com/QuickQuote.asp EDITORIAL STAFF EDITOR-IN-CHIEF PAUL McCLOSKEY EXECUTIVE EDITOR SUSAN MILLER CONTRIBUTING WRITERS JOHN BREEDEN II, KATHLEEN HICKEY, WILLIAM JACKSON, STEPHANIE KANOWITZ, PATRICK MARSHALL, SHAWN MCCARTHY, JOHN MOORE, BRIAN ROBINSON EDITORIAL/ONLINE PRODUCTION CREATIVE DIRECTOR JEFF LANGKAU ASSISTANT DRAGUTIN CVIJANOVIC ART DIRECTOR SENIOR WEB BISWARUP DESIGNERS BHATTACHARJEE MARTIN PEACE PRESIDENT HENRY ALLAIN CO-PRESIDENT ANNE A. ARMSTRONG CHIEF REVENUE DAN LaBIANCA OFFICER CHIEF MARKETING CARMEL McDONAGH OFFICER PRESIDENT & CHIEF NEAL VITALE EXECUTIVE OFFICER SENIOR VICE RICHARD VITALE PRESIDENT & CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER EXECUTIVE MICHAEL J. VALENTI VICE PRESIDENT VICE PRESIDENT, ERIK A . LINDGREN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY & APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT VICE PRESIDENT, DAVID F. MYERS EVENT OPERATIONS CHAIRMAN OF JEFFREY S. KLEIN THE BOARD www.gcn.com Volume 33 Issue 10 13 18 27 32 optio if ava 2014 GCN Awards EXECS OF THE YEAR 12 DOUG WOLFE Government IT Executive of the Year Wolfe brings the intelligence community to the cloud 13 TONY COLE Industry IT Executive of the Year Cole guides agencies in cyber warfare 14 MICHAEL KRIEGER Hall of Fame Krieger molds the defense enterprise GCN AWARDS 18 WINNING PROJECTS Inside this issue are profiles of the winners of this year’s GCN Awards for excellence in public sector IT, GCN’s IT Executives of the Year and descriptions of this year’s Honorable Mention winners. For electronic versions of the winning profiles, with links to secondary sources of information, please visit gcn.com. COMMENTARY 11 CYBEREYE Passwords vs. biometrics 42 EMERGING TECH How satellites map climate change
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